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Transforming Glycoscience

A Roadmap for the Future


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-26083-1ISBN-10: 0-309-26083-3


In order to realize the potential of glycoscience and glycomics to build on genomics and proteomics and forge major new roads of discovery, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences will convene an ad hoc committee to: Conduct an in-depth analysis of the current state of research in glycoscience and glycomics in the U.S.; Compare current U.S. and international research efforts in glycoscience; Discuss key challenges to the growth and development of the field of glycoscience and glycomics; Develop a roadmap with concrete research goals to significantly advance glycoscience and glycomics in the U.S., including the identification of metrics that may be used to help assess efforts to achieve these goals and objectives; and Articulate a unified vision for the field of glycoscience and glycomics.


This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health under contract N01-OD-4-2139, TO#251, the National Science Foundation under grant CHE-1138764, the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-SC0007069, the Food and Drug Administration under contract HHSF223200810020I, TO#HHSF22301023, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK109958PMID: 23270009DOI: 10.17226/13446


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